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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Alopiidae Thresher sharks

Genus: Alopias

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3 species (see list below)

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Photo by Romanov, E.V.

Circumglobal. Indo-Pacif
Max. Length 383 cm TL
Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935

Photo by Romanov, E.V.
 
Alopias pelagicus
[Pelagic thresher]

Photo by Chow, S.

Circumglobal; tropical an
Max. Length 488.0 cm TL
Alopias superciliosus Lowe, 1841

Photo by Chow, S.
 
Alopias superciliosus
[Bigeye thresher]

Photo by Steele, M.A.

Cosmopolitan in temperate
Max. Length 760 cm TL
Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Alopias vulpinus
[Thresher]
3 Species of Family Alopiidae with Genus Alopias
(Thresher sharks)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1935 Alopias pelagicus Pelagic thresher Circumglobal. Indo-Pacif 383 TL
1841 Alopias superciliosus Bigeye thresher Circumglobal; tropical an 488.0 TL
1788 Alopias vulpinus Thresher Cosmopolitan in temperate 760 TL



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